Photo of the Day – February 21


An Orlando Predators Prowler

Philadelphia Soulmate Auditions – Second Open Call & Finals

Back on January 27th, the Philadelphia Soulmates held a second Open Call Audition at Xfinity live in South Philadelphia.

It was a marathon; choreography, cuts, bootcamp and interviews all rolled into one long grueling process.

Ladies who survived the day didn’t have much time to recover. Finals were held just two day later.

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VooDoo Doll Lands Once In a Lifetime Opportunity

Jaime Backstage
(Photo courtesy of Jamie Clark)

By Elizabeth Barnes
New Orleans VooDoo
Feb. 10, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Super Bowl XLVII was not just a historic event for the city of New Orleans, but it was also a dream come true for one of the New Orleans VooDoo Dolls, Jaime.

Jaime, a 22-year old Harvey native, was chosen to be a backup dancer for Beyonce’s halftime performance. Growing up so close to the city, Jaime said it was an amazing and unforgettable experience.

“It was truly a dream come true,” said Jaime. “In fact, I had even stated in my interview with the Dolls that dancing with Beyonce would be my dream.”

Jaime found out about the audition through a text message from a friend.

“I had to send in an audition tape of a piece from Single Ladies and then do freestyle form of dance,” Jaime said.

From the audition tape, Jaime was then picked to be an alternate dancer. To her surprise, the first rehearsal turned into an audition. Jaime would later land the spot.

Jaime with Frank Gaston Jr.
(Photo courtesy of Jamie Clark)

“It was an amazing experience, from the event staff, to the dancers, to Beyonce herself,” said Jaime. “It was absolutely fabulous!”

When asked her most memorable moment of her experience Jaime said, “Besides Beyonce running to us taking pictures after her performance, it really was just standing in the tunnel looking at all the people from all over knowing this was Super Bowl and what this meant.”

Jaime explained that she gained a lot of knowledge from Beyonce’s Creative Director, Frank Gaston, who opened her eyes to a broader understanding of dance. She said it helped her gain confidence, and Jaime knows she can share this valuable advice with her fellow Dolls.

“Now that I’m back with the Dolls and can get gigs, I would love to share the experience with the Dolls and get them involved.” Jaime explained. “Even though I was honored to be a part of this event, I missed my Dolls through the process.”

The Ravens may have won the Lombardi trophy, but Jaime won an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience.

“Anything is possible,” Jaime said.


Hey! I found this cool photo of Jaime and all of the dancers with Frank. There’s Jaime in the bottom right corner! ~ sasha

Photo of the Day – February 8


A member of the Jacksonville Sharks Attack Dance Team

Tampa Bay Storm Announce 2013 Cheerleaders

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the members of the 2013 Cheerleader squad.

“This year we had a great group of ladies tryout for the team,” said Tampa Bay Storm director of cheerleaders Kindra Strocher-Ebanks. “We are very excited about this season’s squad. The ladies made it very difficult for us to narrow it down to final number as there was a high display of talent.”

The 16-member squad is comprised of six returning veterans and 10 newcomers. Three of the cheerleaders are former Lightning Girls, two are former South Florida Cheerleaders and one is a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader. Eleven of the Cheerleaders are still in college and go to school at South Florida, the University of Tampa or Hillsborough Community College.

Storm Cheerleaders perform at all the Storm home games and dedicate two evenings a week to practice. However, more than being a cheerleader, they also serve as ambassadors in the community with visits to hospitals, food banks, community centers and our military as well as many other programs and charities throughout the Tampa Bay community.

2013 Storm Cheerleader Roster

Veterans

Stephanie, Captain
Savenah, Captain
Breanna
Kaitlyn
Shani
Jalyssa

Rookies

Shaniqua
Brittany
Marlana
Lexxie
Rachel
Nicole
Theresa
Salina
Alexandra
Philippa

2013 Philadelphia Soulmates Selected

Congratulation to the 2013 Philadelphia Soulmates! Finals were last night at Parx Casino in Bensalem.

No time to celebrate. Rehearsals start later this week.

Photo of the Day – January 30

Nicoletta at Soulmate Final Auditions last night.

Yes, the auditions took place on a stage behind the bar.

Photo of the Day – January 29


From Sunday Morning, Philadelphia Soulmates Kristan, Christina and Wendy having a little fun during a break in the auditions.

Philadelphia Soulmates Open Call Auditions

Auditions for the 2013 Philadelphia Soulmates got under way earlier this month.

Soulmates new choreographer Michelle Sulpizio

Members of the 2012 Philadelphia Soulmates

Kayla is a former member of the NY Jets Flight Crew.

Rachel in a rockin’ audition outfit

Jenna is a Philadelphia Spinners Fly Girl

The Soulmates Final Audition will take place at  Parx Casino in Bensalem at 7pm this Tuesday.

 

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Philadelphia Soulmates Second Open Call Audition – January 27

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Photo of the Day – January 16


From Saturday – AJ at Philadelphia Soulmate Auditions

Photo of the Day – Jannuary 15


From Saturday – Gabby at Philadelphia Soulmate Auditions

The New 2013 AFL San Antonio Talons Sky Dancers

The 2013 AFL San Antonio Talons Sky Dancers were chosen at the Music Hall at Sam’s Burger joint in San Antonio, Texas Tuesday evening December 18, 2012. Prep classes started Nov. 28th for the Sky Dancers auditions then they had two more prep classes Dec. 8th and Dec. 5th before the preliminaries and semi-final auditions that were held Saturday Dec, 8th in the basketball court at the Fiesta Trails location of their new fitness & practice facility sponsor Gold’s Gym at 8am.

Photo: morethanphoto.com by Alfredo Vazquez

The first cut was done in the morning after all participants learned a combination and did an across the floor routine and numbers were posted for the semi-finalist to continue and learn a 1 minute routine and perform for the judges that afternoon.

Photo: morethanphoto.com by Alfredo Vazquez

Judges included former squad members of the San Antonio Roses, WNBA Star squad, NBA San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers, NFL Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, NBA Dallas Maverick Dancers, San Antonio Iguana dancers, AA Baseball San Antonio Missions Bells and the AHL San Antonio Rampage Ice Girl Dancers. Judges also included Talons administration Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer Keith Recine and Game Operations/Community relations/ Group Sales Coordinator JJ De La Rosa. Choreographer former NBA San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancer Melissa Martinez taught the audition routines and helped judge and former NFL Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader & NBA Spurs Dancer Sky Dancer director Cynthia Trinidad was on hand to help judge and emcee the auditions. The judges used lap tops and scored individuals on audition software that made the judging and tabulations quick and easy. Finalist numbers were posted and finalist would continue on where they would be joining the returning veterans that were seated into the finals at three rehearsals before the finals Tuesday Dec. 18th. Finalists scheduled and had personal interviews with Talons administration staff and the Sky Dancer director prior to the Final Auditions.

Photo: morethanphoto.com by Alfredo Vazquez

At the finals all the ladies wore black cocktail dresses for the opening number and at the finale, they performed the semi-final routine in pro-cheer/dance audition sports bra and hot pant attire of their choice in groups of two on stage, and then each individual performed a 1 minute dance solo routine from a list of song choices given to them and wore a costume of their choice.

Photo: morethanphoto.com by Alfredo Vazquez

Sixteen were chosen out of 24 finalists for the new squad and winners were given a goody bag and a log stem red rose and some members were on the local morning TV show Daytime @ 9 KABB FOX 29 the next morning. The first home preseason game for the Talons is March 6th 2013 and the first home game is March 23rd 2013.

2013 Sky Dancers are: Sarah, Rebecca, Alondra, Jaclyn, Niqwa, Emily, Angela, Rochelle, Jasmin, Shauntelle, Krystal, Gabriela, Tiffany, Diana, Monica, and Crystal. Congrats!

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2013 Pittsburgh Power Sparks Dance Team Tryouts

YOU MUST ATTEND AUDITIONS ON ONE OF THE PRELIMINARY DATES (LISTED BELOW) TO BE CONSIDERED. YOU CAN ONLY AUDITION ON ONE OF THESE THREE PRELIMINARY AUDITION DAYS TO QUALIFY FOR THE FINALS

* Preliminary Auditions – Closed to the public
* The first 30 minutes of the tryout will be for registration, walk-ins are welcome!

Dates:

Wednesday January 16 from 6-10pm
Saturday January 19 from 12pm-5pm
Sunday January 20 from 9am-2pm

Location – Club One Fitness in Shadyside
6325 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
Fee – FREE
Attire – See below
Registration – The first 30 minutes will be for registration
Finals:

Location – Jergels Rhythm Grille
103 Slade Lane, Warrendale
Date – Friday, January 25, 2013
Time – 5 – 7 p.m.
Description – The final round of auditions will include performing two routines learned during preliminary auditions in front a panel of judges and POWER fans. New members of the 2013 SPARKS Dance Team will be announced at the end of Finals. All SPARKS will be required to stay for a photo shoot immediately following the final audition.
Requirements

On Tryout Day
• Must be 18 years of age. Valid ID is required
• Must submit a non-returnable individual photo (headshot preferred) at least 5×7 in size
• Must submit a non-returnable resume including professional and dance experience
• Being a SPARKS dancer is a commitment, so you must have an accommodating schedule and be able to attend all home games, appearances, practices and workouts
• Must have reliable means of transportation
• Must have some form of dance training
Attire
• Preliminary Audition– Half top or sports bra and shorts, form-fitting shorts or skirt, of any color or style
• Finals – Attire will be discussed after the completion of preliminary auditions.
• Footwear – Any sneakers or dance shoes of your choice
• Appearance – Hair and makeup should be sophisticated and glamorous. You are encouraged to bring touchup makeup and hair products. This is a professional audition, it is important to maintain a game day appearance! The SPARKS perform with their hair down and make-up is always performance ready!
* Visible tattoos should be covered with makeup and body piercings should be removed

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Soulmates Bootcamp Invitees

Congratulations to the ladies who made it through a long day of open call auditions and earned a spot at Philadelphia Soulmates Bootcamp. After bootcamp and interviews, finalists will compete for a spot on the 2013 squad on Tuesday, January 29th at Parx Casino.